Medical Records Specialists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
92%
risk level
POLLING
70%
Based on 20 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
6.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$47,180
or $22.68 per hour
Volume
187,720
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.6/10

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Automation risk

92% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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We haven't found any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated

User poll

70% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 92% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Medical Records Specialists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Medical Records Specialists' job openings is expected to rise 6.6% by 2032

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Medical Records Specialists' was $47,180, or $22 per hour

'Medical Records Specialists' were paid 1.9% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 187,720 people employed as 'Medical Records Specialists' within the United States.

This represents around 0.13% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 787 people are employed as 'Medical Records Specialists'.

Job description

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the healthcare system. Classify medical and healthcare concepts, including diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment, into the healthcare industry's numerical coding system. Includes medical coders.

SOC Code: 29-2072.00

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